Uvalde, Texax, police disprove the “good guys with guns” remedy

The gun lobby likes to say that the remedy for “bad guys with guns” is “good guys with guns.”  Unfortunately, the police department of Uvalde, Texas, disproved that when they refused to enter an elementary school where an active shooter was murdering many students and two teachers.

This example also violated the slogan painted on many police car doors:  “To protect and serve.”

Here are many posts in a few days since the mass murders on May 24, 2022, at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas:


‘Please send the police now’: Uvalde student called 911 multiple times during shooting:  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/please-send-police-now-uvalde-student-called-911-multiple-shooting-rcna30898


Delay in breaching classroom during Texas school shooting was “wrong decision,” official says:  https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/texas-school-shooting-police-press-conference-watch-live-stream-today-2022-05-27/


Detailed timeline of Uvalde school shooting, posted on May 27, 2022:  See this day’s post at Heather Cox Richardson (Letters from an American) at heathercoxrichardson@substack.com

Texas law enforcement’s story on what happened in Uvalde disintegrates as facts emerge:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/5/27/2100695/-The-good-guys-with-guns-in-Texas-stood-by-while-19-children-were-killed-and-keep-lying-about-it?detail=emaildkre


Uvalde Mom: I Was Handcuffed While Begging Cops to Storm School:  https://www.thedailybeast.com/uvalde-mom-says-she-was-handcuffed-while-urging-police-to-enter-robb-elementary-during-school-shooting?ref=home


Police refused onlookers’ urging to enter the school in Uvalde, Texas, where a student was murdering people: This not only exposes the police department’s ineffectiveness, but it also destroys the NRA’s pat answer that the remedy for mass murders is “good guys with guns.”  https://apnews.com/article/uvalde-texas-school-shooting-44a7cfb990feaa6ffe482483df6e4683


An organization opposing guns on any school campus (www.keepgunsoffcampus.org) issued this statement:  The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus Issues Statement after the Deadliest School Shooting Since the 2012 Sandy Hook Massacre



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